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Heuristic status polling

United States Patent

7,958,274
June 7, 2011
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Methods, compute nodes, and computer program products are provided for heuristic status polling of a component in a computing system. Embodiments include receiving, by a polling module from a requesting application, a status request requesting status of a component; determining, by the polling module, whether an activity history for the component satisfies heuristic polling criteria; polling, by the polling module, the component for status if the activity history for the component satisfies the heuristic polling criteria; and not polling, by the polling module, the component for status if the activity history for the component does not satisfy the heuristic criteria.
Archer; Charles J. (Rochester, MN), Blocksome; Michael A. (Rochester, MN), Heidelberger; Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Kumar; Sameer (White Plains, NY), Parker; Jeffrey J. (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Rochester, MN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 764,282
20080313376
June 18, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B554331 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.